Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so why not make the most of it with the best that modern tech has to offer? Create your own wedding website, stream your ceremony live online, or even rent a drone for the day to capture a bird’s eye view video of your nuptials.The following 5 fun tech ideas should guarantee that your wedding is fun, unique, and well-planned:
#1. Make Your Own Wedding Website
Making your own wedding website is a fun way to kick start planning your ceremony–and it’s a lot easier than it sounds! Choose from a wide variety of design templates to create the perfect site via either The Knot, Wedding Wire, Squarespace, or one of the many other free wedding host sites that are out there. Once your site is up and running, you will be able to interact with other wedding planners, share ceremony details with your guests, and even manage your registry. To ensure that all of your guests know how to access your wedding website, add your new URL address to your wedding invitations.
#2. Download Planning Apps
With the right planning app, organizing your upcoming ceremony doesn’t need to be stressful. There are a lot of handy wedding planning apps out there, enabling one-the-go seating chart organization, budget management, and more. Start a virtual to-do list and countdown to your ceremony with The Knot Wedding Planner, or kick your I-must-get-in-shape-in-time-for-my-wedding workout routine up a notch with Fitocracy. No matter what your planning goals, there’s an app for them. During the days leading up to your wedding, you might even spend more time with your smartphone than your maid of honor!
#3. Start Virtual Shopping
Finding the dress of your dreams has become easier than ever before thanks to the wide range of virtual shopping apps on the market. Instead of driving around for hours and trying on piles of dresses, design and create the perfect dress with Wedding Reality Inc.’s Wedding Dress Studio. The app allows you to upload a photograph of yourself, and then try out different dresses and styles to see how they work with your body shape. Did you start wedding ring shopping yet? If not, give Wedding Look Book a go. The Look Book helps you to search for affordable engagement rings, wedding rings, and other accessories for your upcoming ceremony.
#4. Create a Memorable Wedding Video
Wedding videos are rapidly gaining in popularity, with couples now spending an average of $1,700 on their wedding video. When you hire a professional videographer, you can even stream your ceremony live online via your wedding website, allowing long-distance friends and family to view your nuptials in real-time. To create the perfect video, combine footage taken by your professional videographer with candid footage shot by your guests. The end result should be a treasured memory that you can look back on for years to come.
#5. Use Fun Camera Technology
For a wedding video that really stands out, try hiring a drone for the day to capture a bird’s-eye-view of your ceremony. Drone hire can start out as low as $80, and is sure to make your wedding a day to remember. Just think of the look on your grandmother’s face when your drone flies overhead! If drone technology is a little too much tech for your, try experimenting with a GoPro camera to get some interesting wedding photographs. You can even attach your GoPro to your bouquet to get the perfect bouquet-catch picture!